Departing Rep. Liz Cheney says the midterm elections results were a vote for “Team Normal” and a rejection of the “toxicity” of former President Donald Trump.
“I think that it was a clear victory for Team Normal, and we have a huge amount of work to do,” Ms. Cheney, Wyoming Republican, mentioned at the Anti-Defamation League’s summit on antisemitism and hate. “I think that you saw in really important races around the country people coming together to say we believe in democracy. We believe in standing up for the Constitution, and for the Republic. And a real rejection of the toxicity, and the hate, and vitriol, and of Donald Trump.”
Mr. Trump is dealing with criticism from some in the GOP ranks after his hand-picked candidates, together with Pennsylvania Senate candidate Mehmet Oz, fell brief in key races. The ex-president is fuming on social media, saying the losses weren’t his fault and that candidates may have carried out higher.
Ms. Cheney is a frequent critic of Mr. Trump. Her vote to question Mr. Trump and her position on the House Jan. 6 committee fueled her loss in the Wyoming GOP main to a Trump-backed candidate this year.
Despite her personal setback, she stays energetic in condemning Mr. Trump and pushing candidates and lawmakers from each events who oppose Mr. Trump. She additionally cross get together strains and campaigned for two centrist Democrats — Reps. Elissa Slotkin in Michigan and Abigail Spanberger in Virginia — who each received their races.
“We absolutely have policy disagreements, but we recognize that there’s something much bigger and more at stake and that we have to come together and stand for fundamental democratic principles, stand for the rule of law,” Ms. Cheney mentioned. “And that in order to defeat the anti-democratic forces at work in our country today, it’s going to require a level of bipartisanship that you might not have seen otherwise.”